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Top Christmas Party Venues in South Bank 2019

September 20th, 2019 | by Emily Stedman

Top Christmas Party Venues in South Bank 2019

It’s never too soon to start preparations for a fabulous Christmas party: as every canny event manager knows, the early bird catches the best deals! Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering with friends or a huge corporate bash, you’ll find the perfect venue in London’s South Bank. Book now to take advantage of some cracking offers!

  • Coca-Cola London Eye

    What better way to celebrate this Christmas than from your own private capsule overlooking the twinkly lights of London from 135 meters above. Make your experience extra special with champagne and canapes; perfect for team outings or pre-event drinks receptions. 

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  • The Deck at National Theatre

    Offering breath-taking panoramic views, The Deck is ideal for a magical dinner and dance or standing reception for you and your guests. State-of-the-art lighting and AV has been designed and installed by the National Theatre’s Sound and Lighting departments, providing an inspiring festive backdrop for your Christmas Party.

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  • Park Plaza London Riverbank

    Have a ball this festive season by taking advantage of the fantastic flexible space available in Park Plaza Riverbank’s city and park suites and throw the Christmas party of your dreams. Just a stone throw’s away from some of London’s most iconic landmarks, take in the beautiful sights of the river as you party away in style. Treat you and your guests to cocktail reception drinks and canape packages or sit down to a three-course dinner and end the evening by dancing the night away!

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  • Southbank Centre

    Celebrate the festive season in one of the stunning rooftop pavilions at Southbank Centre. Enjoy incredible views of the twinkling London skyline which includes Houses of Parliament and river Thames, while one of their amazing catering suppliers serves your guests delicious food and drink.

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  • IWM

    Take a step back in time this Christmas, underneath IWM London’s iconic architecture. The famous Atrium which was designed by Foster + Partners, provides a beautiful backdrop for your event: for even more stunning views, The Roof Terrace looks out over the WW2 Harrier Jet and rockets. Create a bespoke evening with IWM’s experienced planning team, or choose from any one of their Christmas themes. Book your dinner in the Atrium this winter and receive a complimentary drinks reception. If you wish to keep sustainability in mind, then IWM London’s conscious Christmas celebration is the choice for you, with a focus on locally sourced products and upcycling.

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  • London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    Capture the essence of a quintessentially British Christmas, at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Celebrate the festivities in one of their charming grade II listed dining rooms, where you and your guests will be treated to multiple courses of traditional seasonal cuisine. With its unparalleled historical architecture and stunning rooms, the iconic County Hall is the place for you.

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  • OXO2

    Located right on the bank of the river Thames, this amazing location allows you to enjoy panoramic views of London’s glittering lights while celebrating Christmas in style. With a choice of two gallery-style spaces, at OXO2 you can flexibly accommodate up to 400 guests for a standing reception, or a seated dinner for up to 200. Choose the 2019 Christmas theme of “Midnight Bloom” to create a truly stunning backdrop for your event: the venue also has full production and AV capability, and with ample room for a DJ, there’s no better place to enjoy the festive cheer and dance the night away.

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  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

    The fabulous Westminster Ballroom and Plaza Suites provide the perfect setting for your party – enjoy a sparkling drinks reception on arrival followed by a sumptuous festive buffet and afterwards, dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy a live DJ until the early hours! Ideally located in the heart of the vibrant South Bank, with spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament, the hotel is perfect for your festive gathering this year.

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  • Skylon

    Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Skylon. Located on the third floor of the Royal Festival Hall and complete with stunning views over the River Thames, raise a glass in Skylon's grand central bar and enjoy winter warmer specials in the restaurant. On Christmas day, dine in a luxurious setting and feast on festive menus that encompass classic British dishes with a twist. Skylon offer one menu made up of five courses for £165 per person in both the Grill & Restaurant. Children are welcome and the children’s menu is priced at £50 per person.

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  • Park Plaza London Waterloo

    Get into the festive spirit with Park Plaza Waterloo’s range of party packages, ready to be tailored to your request. Whether you’re in the mood to dance or looking for a seated affair; with buffet or a la carte options, there’s everything that you could ever want to have a fabulous Christmas party.

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  • BFI Southbank

    Celebrate Christmas at BFI Southbank! Whether you’re looking for a great reception space or you’re planning to go all out and host a screening alongside your celebration, BFI would love to hear from you.

    The reception spaces can cater for anything from 60 guests to 590, with screening spaces for 36 guests up to 450. If you’re looking to host a team presentation or want everyone to bond over a dreamy Christmas film before the party gets started, they’ve got a set up to help.

    With state of the art facilities, a friendly events team and perfect, adaptable reception spaces, why not make your Christmas event something a little bit special this year with BFI Southbank?

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  • Aures

    Escape the cold, dark weather and immerse yourself in London’s coolest, immersive venue. Located in a beautifully restored rail arch under Waterloo station, Aures is an exclusive, private event space for you and your colleagues to enjoy an intimate yet unique festive experience.

    Whether it’s an evening event of bubbles and bespoke canapés or a more traditional Christmas dinner with a twist. Aures provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing Christmas party. This year, you can also choose to make the most of Aures' amazing immersive facilities with their Arctic Express experience. Transporting you from Waterloo Station all the way to Lapland, Aures’s state of the art venue provides you with a night of delicious food and drink and stunning landscape to boot.

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  • Sea Containers London

    What better way to enjoy the magic of the holiday season than with the sparkling atmosphere at Sea Containers London, in its ideal location just a throw away from Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo. Their amazing Christmas Feast menus, available for parties of 9 or greater, are designed to be shared, and are available from November 19th and running throughout the festive period. Wash it all down with a cocktail at Lyaness, or head up to the stunning rooftop views of 12th Knot, complete with a Laurent- Perrier Winter Terrace, and toast the skyline with a glass of Rose Champagne.

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  • Park Plaza County Hall

    In a premium location, conveniently near to both the Houses of Parliament and the sights of the South Bank, Park Plaza County Hall is the perfect spot to celebrate the season’s tidings. With room for a reception of up to 100 guests and a committed in-house team dedicated to handling all the arrangements for you, relax and enjoy a wide range of delicious cuisine, alongside an extensive wine list.

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  • Sea Life London Aquarium

    Join Sea Life London Aquarium for an exclusive Christmas Party, on Thursday December 5th. You’ll be welcomed by a Prosecco reception surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing marine life, followed by an exclusive interactive greeting from one of their professional divers inside their biggest shark tank. You’ll then journey through the Ocean Tunnel to continue your evening under the sea with a delicious three course dinner from our outstanding caterers. Top the night off with a festive disco with our resident DJ playing a mix of Christmas and pop classics until 12am.

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  • Bankside Hotel

    Celebrate your Christmas party this year in the newly opened Bankside hotel! Bankside's amazing design focused space is the ideal spot for anyone with a passion for art, culture and food. Enjoy a Christmas meal at the Art | yard bar and kitchen in their private dining area, or let your festive ideas run wild in their events space, with capacity for up to 260 guests standing. Environmental impact is always at the forefront of everything Bankside do, so rest assured your event will be as environmentally conscious as possible. 

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  • Sea Containers Events

    Sitting behind the iconic Sea Containers letters, Sea Containers Events offers you the choice of four of their amazing individual event spaces for your Christmas gathering this year. With each boasting ceiling to floor windows with incredible views of the Thames, alongside a choice of seasonal food stalls or three course festive menus, this is an opportunity to throw a Christmas party to remember.

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  • Thames Clippers

    Forget the overcrowded tube or overpriced taxi: with a private charter from Thames Clippers, your guests can be transported to your Christmas party in style. Enjoy glass of fizz, stay warm and dry in luxurious climate-controlled cabins, or step out on deck to marvel at the twinkling lights of the city skyline as you glide along the river.

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  • Crowne Plaza London - Albert Embankment

    Have an amazing night at Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment, as you celebrate the most wonderful of the time of the year amongst unparalleled views of the river Thames. With the POTUS Christmas menu created by Head Chef Ruaraidh Campbell, start your evening with a drink at the bar, before moving onto the dining area to enjoy a stunning range of dishes. If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for your party, then the Mezemiso restaurant offers you the opportunity to have your event overlooking the iconic sights of London Eye and Big Ben. 

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